Taking action steps towards your goals seems like such a simple thing to do. So why is it so many people still never reach them? Let’s look at the type of action steps there are to determine where people fall short.
There are two types of action – obvious action and inspired action. Obvious action is just that; anything that is necessary to get you to your goal. Let’s look at an example. Your goal is to get a new job. You can think about it, and talk about it, but until you actually update your resume and begin applying, nothing happens.
To take obvious action to another level, begin asking yourself empowering questions. The BIG question is “why” do you want to achieve this goal? When you can identify why you want this goal, the process becomes more clear, and it becomes easier to manifest it. You want to make sure you’re trying to avoid a particular situation by thinking the grass will be greener on the other side. Some empowering questions to ask yourself may be:
“What lessons am I learning from this situation?”
“Where is the best place for me to apply?”
“What do I like about this situation?”
“What do I want to be different?”
The second type of action is inspired action. Inspired action is just that, anything you’re inspired to do – such as call someone that comes to mind, attend events that show up, pick up a publication or book that jumps out at you. Your guides and higher-self are working behind the scenes to help you achieve your goals. When you feel inspired to do something, take action immediately. You never know the duration of the window that is open with that situation.
When inspired messages come in, sometimes it’s easy to discount, deny, or justify your action or inaction. There are various reasons people keep themselves from achieving greatness, but it typically comes back to how worthy a person feels towards being successful.
You can ask empowering questions related to inspired action as well. The ego likes to slip in and trip us up. So you may ask questions such as, “Is this inspiration coming from my higher self or ego-self?” Typically if it’s coming from your higher-self you may feel you are on the right track or have a good feeling about it. When it comes from the ego-self you may feel dead space, or uneasy about the action.
Making changes and achieving goals is a process. There is learning and growth that transpires as work towards a goal. be open to the twist and turns that come up. Let go of expectations of how the process “should” work or how things “should” take place. The more you can let go of expectations and view the process as a journey the easier it will be in achieving it. When you work on a co-creative level with your higher-self you will be guided towards what is best for you. Consider the process a game or a treasure hunt. What is the next clue or step?
Stay on track with your goals by following through with three obvious action steps daily. Trust your gut, and follow through with inspired action. Over time, these little steps make a big difference and take you closer to achieving it.